The Bacterial and Viral Bioinformatics Resource Center (BV-BRC), an initiative funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has launched a beta version of its website: BV-BRC Beta.
BV-BRC is an information system designed to support the biomedical research community’s work on bacterial and viral infectious diseases via integration of vital pathogen information with rich data and analysis tools. BV-BRC combines the data, technology, and extensive user communities from two long-running centers: PATRIC, the bacterial system , and IRD/ViPR, the viral systems.
In addition to hundreds of thousands of bacterial genomes in PATRIC and over a million viral genomes in IRD/ViPR, the two resources host data on protein structure and function, clinical studies, drug targets and resistance, epidemiology, and other features, and provide open source tools for data analysis and genomic annotation.
The beta BV-BRC website allows users to explore, try out features, and provide feedback. PATRIC and IRD/ViPR users, as well as other bacterial and viral researchers, are invited to use the site.
As part of the launch, BV-BRC is offering a webinar series to help new users and PATRIC and IRD/ViPR users become acquainted with the new website. The first set of webinars will focus on introducing the site. The webinars will be every Friday at 1 p.m. ET through April 1.
BV-BRC will have follow-up webinars later that dive more deeply into functionality and analysis tools and for user-requested topics.
See full information on the webinar series: Introduction to BV-BRC Webinar Series
Source: NIAID. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. 75N93019C00076, awarded to the University of Chicago.